The tales we tell

Victoria Charles, ’16, remembers being a first-year student and feeling, in her gut, out of place.
While the University has made strides since first admitting black students in the 1960s, it’s still a predominantly white institution, and that means mostly white students surround Charles, whether she’s in class, grabbing lunch at D-hall, or studying in the library.
“I’m not saying I was treated differently, but to not see yourself in the people around you is different,” she says.

This profile appeared in the winter 2016-17 issue of University of Richmond Magazine.